Monday, July 1, 2013
A Review of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' and 'Through the Looking-Glass' by Lewis Carroll
Both 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Through the Looking-Glass' were such strange stories...
Alice lives in a world that simply makes no sense. This results in a light-hearted, hilarious, and really confusing story.
I liked Carroll's use of play-on-words/phrases. I think that was what made these stories so funny for me to read. I think it's also really funny if read aloud at a quick pace.
I'd be really interested in reading psychology books or, better yet, philosophy books attempting to decode this mess of a book.
This is probably one of the most difficult reviews that I've written so far. There were points in the story where I felt that I absolutely understood what was going on. I would think, "Okay, in some strange and lopsided plane of the universe, what they're saying makes sense." But then I would turn around and think, "What is going on?!"
The stories are so short that it wouldn't take very long for one to reread them. I feel like if you want to get even a hint of meaning out of these stories, you need to read them a handful of times. They're real mind-benders, that's for sure!
If you're looking for something intriguing and challenging on a different level to read, this would be the book for you!
I give 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' and 'Through the Looking-Glass':